Pleats, ombre and new bag ❤

I think pleated skirts were made for photos – don’t you just love the swooshiness as you walk?!! It looks sooo good on camera…!

Anyway, onto round two of my bargain supermarket clothing buys: the blue ombre sweater (see round one here). It was begging to be paired with other pastels, and as I hadn’t worn my pleated skirt in a while it was a perfect choice considering it’s still chilly here! But I am so feeling the love for my new tote bag from Next… yes, I have to admit it was love at first sight. I love large bags so I can carry my life round in them – and in cream, pink and coral I was going to be thinking about this beauty all day if I hadn’t taken it home with me 😉

Happy Sunday folks, and if you have an extra day off tomorrow: enjoy!!!

Sweater: F+F at Tesco, Skirt: New Look similar save similar splurge, Loafers: ASOS, Bag: Next, Bracelets: H&M / Urban Outfitters, Watch: Seiko, Rings L-R: ASOS similar / H&M / ASOS / H&M, Nails: Rimmel Be a Star similar / Avon Mint similar / Rimmel Matte Top coat similar

96 Comments

  1. May 6, 2012 / 4:04 pm

    I love ombre, so this sweater is amazing. And the new bag is lovely! I too enjoy taking pictures when wearing pleated skirts, but they aren't as flattering on me as they are on you! Work it girl!

    A Southern Drawl

  2. May 6, 2012 / 4:13 pm

    Oh, the tote is so wonderful!! Love the swishy skirt. I have one too, in red, and I marvel at the sounds all day : >

  3. May 6, 2012 / 4:34 pm

    Very, very nice bag Catherine. One of my (much younger) colleages has a similar style of dressing as you have. So I pointed your blog out to her.Bingo, you have a new fan and follower. That is what blogging is al about, isn't it?

  4. May 6, 2012 / 4:58 pm

    I love this outfit, Catherine. Beautiful textures, colors, and shapes!

  5. May 6, 2012 / 5:04 pm

    This is one of my favorites on you! So feminine and a touch of retro. Lovely!

  6. May 6, 2012 / 6:53 pm

    I love this look sooo much honey!! I think your theory on pleated skirts is correct,they are definitely made for photos! I love the nude colour of your skirt and i am loving how you teamed yours with the pastel coloured top and shoes!! Your bag is a really gorgeous statement piece and it looks great against the softer tones of the look! 🙂

    Take care,Daniella xox

  7. May 6, 2012 / 9:27 pm

    Great shoes and bracelets let alone the skirt.

  8. May 6, 2012 / 10:48 pm

    Oh, the pleated skirt with the blue loafers are wonderful together.

  9. May 7, 2012 / 12:16 am

    You are a woman after my own heart…loving your arm candy!

  10. May 7, 2012 / 1:43 am

    The pretty neutral skirt provides such a great foundation for lovely, bright colors. Your bracelet stacks look so beautiful together.

    Van @ The Clothes We Wear

  11. May 7, 2012 / 2:26 am

    Very beautiful combination. Love the shoes and the blings!

    Kim, USA

  12. May 7, 2012 / 6:49 am

    you look fabulous as always, the pleated skirt is gorgeous. I like the contrast of textures with the sweater top. The juxtaposition of colors are great. You are such a color expert. The accessories and nail colors are ultra cute too.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

  13. May 7, 2012 / 8:10 am

    You are truly the queen of colour. Wonderful combination. I love everything about this outfit. Very chic yet colourful!

  14. May 7, 2012 / 8:41 am

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love, love you with that wonderful skirt in the wind, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  15. May 7, 2012 / 2:17 pm

    So lovely Catherine!!! I have some shoes like those but honestly I have wore them twice … you make me want to take them out… <3

  16. May 7, 2012 / 4:11 pm

    The nails look so good with those rings!

  17. May 7, 2012 / 5:51 pm

    Fabulous outfit and I agree about the pleated skirt.

  18. May 7, 2012 / 6:45 pm

    Your look is so classically elegant, but I love how you punch it up with the fun accents, too. Loving the stacked bracelets and the beautiful blues.

    • May 8, 2012 / 7:57 pm

      Thank you, Victoria my lovely!! And I've checked out your Pin – I've repinned it, that's one beautiful hairdo, how nice of you that you thought of me! If only I had more time in the morning to try it… I think it will be a weekend job! C xx

  19. May 7, 2012 / 10:09 pm

    I am lusting over that bag. Unfortunately I'm not in the UK so I can't have one of my own 🙁 I found your blog by your comments on mine – thank you so much for introducing yourself to me, I'll be sure to follow from now on 😀

  20. May 7, 2012 / 10:23 pm

    Oh my gosh, I love every single thing!! Those flats, the bag! ENJOY it!

  21. May 7, 2012 / 10:43 pm

    I have been looking for a beige pleated skirt everywhere, so when I see them on style bloggers, I am so excited…and envious. I've been looking for a midi length. I think I may be too short for a maxi pleated skirt.

    You look stunning as always. I know I'm more of a lurker, but your posts always brighten up my day and give me new ideas.

    Lynne
    Practical Paralegalism Career Dressing

    • May 8, 2012 / 8:01 pm

      What wonderful comments, Lynne, thank you so much! You lurk away, I don't mind… though of course compliments like that are always very welcome!! C xx

  22. May 7, 2012 / 11:22 pm

    Really pretty flowy gorgeous pleats! And the ombre is a great touch!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

  23. May 8, 2012 / 12:37 am

    I absolutely adore that entire outfit! Especially your bright accessories! It's amazing how they can make an outfit look so polished 😉 xo

  24. May 9, 2012 / 7:17 am

    What a lovely whimsical skirt, love the ombre top & that is one incredible bag

  25. May 9, 2012 / 6:05 pm

    So in love with this outfit, I adore pleated maxi skirts and dresses. You've styled this so gorgeously with pretty colours x

  26. May 9, 2012 / 6:46 pm

    love that look, especially the gorgeous bag!
    Creamy

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